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Bunny Girl

Joan Conway

Average Review Rating Average Rating 5/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Coronet

Published : 2000

Copyright : Joan Conway 2000

ISBN-10 : PB 0-340-76627-1
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-340-76627-9

Publisher's Write-Up

Ciara Bowe's life is not in the best condition: no job, no boyfriend, back living with her mother in suburban Dublin. Enter John, Ciara's ex-and-never-slept-with-him-boyfriend, who's launching his new telecommunications company. He's very interested in helping Ciara out of her predicament - and into his bed.

Her new job is not what she dreamed of. Well, dressing up as a giant rabbit to market a mobile phone is hardly the high point in a career in advertising, is it?

Ciara spends her days as a bunny and her evenings being wooed by John but something strange is happening… is someone trying to get her out of the way? Who are the other rabbits that John has recruited? And who exactly is the owner of the startling violet eyes, handsome face and bad line in rabbit jokes who keeps hopping into her life?

The answers are there - but dare she find them?

Laced with audacious wit and pithy humour, Bunny Girl is romantic, funny and full of Joan Conway's brilliant one-liners.

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Review by Chrissi (011001) Rating (5/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 5/10
There are some months when I really wish that I did not enjoy reading 'trash' novels and between this and Bridget Jones, this month is one of them.

Perhaps I am being unfair, but this did not ring any bells of empathy with me. Clara is single, jobless and living with her mother. Her last relationship went south when she told her boyfriends wife about his extramarital activities. She lost her job and flat in one fell swoop.

Enter her ex from when she was very young, with whom she never really got it together. Unfortunately he still wants to be with her and she thinks that maybe she should not be looking for that special something, but should be looking for a secure, grown up relationship, which is what she thinks he is offering.

In the meantime though, he is offering a job which would allow her to leave home. Unfortunately, it is a crap job dressed as a rabbit to advertise his business. And someone seems to be trying to get rid of her in a permanent manner.

But it is all a bit wishy washy, you don't know whether her death is the goal of a psychotic bunny boiler, or whether she is just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Set in Dublin, it suffers from comparison with Marion Keys, not as funny, not as poignant, not as anything really. There are nice touches however, and the potential is there for the future, if a better plot should present itself.
Chrissi (1st October 2001)

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